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3D Steampunk glass encased Fantasy Rocket


Eggy

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A very nice piece Chris!

A perfect combination of stone art and techno.
Very well applied material on the hands and I like the way you use transparacy in the steampunk art.
 
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Thanks Lambert for your positive feedback.

The difficulty in this job was to position the parts inside the glass in a way that they don't distort too much.
To get a 'natural' transparency I had to move and rotate the light source and also the camera angle many times just slightly to get the effect I wanted.
And of course with each adjustment I had to check how it looked when rendered.
 

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A little refraction distortion due to the glass effect is natural though.
I reduce it by adding a mix shader and using the glass shader and transparency shader and shift the slider until I've got the 'right' amount of refraction.
I you want a heavy glass refraction then use solidify and play with the thickness.

But you're right, light is the key factor.
 
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